Commentary

A veteran shipper finds that expanding into the international arena provides an entirely new set of transportation challenges.
As the long, slow economic recovery grinds on, collaboration between shippers and carriers and 3PLs is moving toward the mainstream.
In an industry increasingly driven by technology, YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch stresses the importance of LTL freight basics — including "don't bust it."
When Mexico this month announced an initiative to boost security on its highways, it was the latest step on the country’s road to becoming a world-class manufacturer. But it also served as the latest acknowledgement that to do so, it must raise security where it is so sorely lacking.
This fall, what will become the Kansas City Intermodal Facility will be a loud and busy place as BNSF’s newest intermodal terminal roars to life. But what is more noteworthy is the planned adjoining park for multiple large distribution centers.
A brief two-day trip of more than 1,000 road miles gave me the chance to see an amazing story unfolding — development of a 3,000-acre plot of land into what will be a major inland port in Minot, N.D.
A shipper challenges a motor carrier's geographic-based surcharges on deliveries to a specific location. Does it have a case?
There’s plenty to cause concern about the transportation industry’s ongoing environmental impact, with freight traffic to and from the U.S. set to increase by at least a third during the next 10 years. Here are five things ports can do to curb emissions and improve air quality.
Are China’s days as the world’s largest manufacturing nation numbered? Yes, if you're willing to believe a growing number of business media and analysts.
The loss of the airship USS Akron in 1933 heralded the end of the rigid airship era and a change in naval and aviation history.
The last piece of a complex labor puzzle has clicked into place at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
A truck accident that occurred when the driver had a seizure results in the loss of a $50,000 shipment. Does the shipper have a case or is it a complete loss?
It appears the ports of California are on the verge of adopting a policy that will automatically increase costs for their tenants and customers on an annual basis, even as California ports already are losing market share.
The slow global recovery coupled with the uncertainty of European and Chinese economies have markets, corporations and consumers on edge. The blogosphere and the traditional media are abuzz with proposed remedies for the stumbling economy. Lately, the role of free trade agreements in the recovering economy seems to be one of the most discussed topics.

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